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As part of our commitment to continually improve our service and to help our clients meet their legal obligations, we continue to update the Legal Registers on our website and provide free quarterly legal compliance updates to anyone who subscribes. The purpose of these updates is to ensure you stay up to date with any changes in your legal compliance obligations, our updates can also be kept and can be used as evidence that your business is staying up to date with any changes in the legislation, this can be very helpful at audit time.
These regulations apply to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of the Regulations. The company has a commitment in terms of financing the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE.
The company has a duty of care to ensure that wastes are consigned to registered carriers and properly stored and disposed of at appropriate licensed facilities. The WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU introduced "open scope" from 15 August 2018, so all EEE placed on the market falls into scope unless specifically exempt or excluded. These changes involved a re-categorisation of EEE from the existing 10 categories (the UK has four additional sub-categories) to six new categories.
These six new categories are as follows'
temperature exchange equipment: fridges, freezers, air conditioning, etc;
screens, monitors, and equipment containing screens having a surface greater than 100cm²: TVs, computer monitors, etc;
large equipment (any external dimension more than 50cm): washing machines, dishwashers, electric stoves, cookers, luminaires, large printers, copying equipment, etc;
small equipment (no external dimension more than 50cm): vacuum cleaners, calculators, video cameras, cameras, hi-fi equipment, watches and clocks, smoke detectors, payment systems, etc;
small IT and telecommunication equipment (no external dimension more than 50cm): mobile phones, tablets, routers, laptops, GPS, printers, etc.
The company must ensure that the WEEE waste is consigned to carriers that are registered and that it is properly stored and disposed of at licenced facilities.
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Including our quarterly legal compliance updates that are a great resource for evidence for your ISO audits.